Master’s Thesis: Human-Computer Interaction


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Must have knowledge about the use of concepts, processes and theories of software application design and development 

  • Knowledge about human-computer interaction and how it relates to application design 


  • Must be able to identify, formulate and analyse an human-computer interaction problem in context

  • Must be able to relate the problem definition to empirical research processes for human-computer interaction and argue for the relevance of the problem in a wider context

  • Must be able to identify, explain and argue for the relevance and rigour of the chosen empirical research processes to address the defined problem

  • Must be able to report on the findings of the empirical research processes and explain the contributions to research and practice

  • Must be able to perform a literature review relevant to the defined problem


  • Must document experience with empirical research processes to address knowledge creation in human-computer interaction 

  • Must have experience with research processes and research setting

Type of instruction

Project work

  • The project is supported by an integrated utilization of digital learning materials in research methods and reading key research literature in a study group

Extent and expected workload

It is expected that the student uses 30 hours per ECTS, which for this activity means 900 hours



Name of examMaster’s Thesis: Human-Computer Interaction
Type of exam
Master's thesis/final project
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Additional information

Contact: The Study board for Computer Science at or 9940 8854

Facts about the module

Danish titleKandidatspeciale: menneske-maskine interaktion
Module codeDSNIDAFK411
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish and English
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Computer Science
DepartmentDepartment of Computer Science
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design